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What Does Tech Comm Have To Do With...

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Reinvent yourself! Are you looking for a job/career change? Find out how you can apply your skills and knowledge to a new job/career in technical communication, marketing, journalism, and more. It's all about communication.

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What Does Tech Comm Have To Do With...

  1. 1. What Does Technical Communication Have To Do With…
  2. 2. communications marketing translations public relations
  3. 3. What is Tech Comm?
  4. 4. The math of English 1 + 1 = 2
  5. 5. message understanding medium+ ___________
  6. 6. Mediums: paper PDF packaging Powerpoint podcast app video online Help dynamic Content
  7. 7. Examples of Tech Comm through the ages.
  8. 8. Maybe he’s explaining how to gather and cook food?
  9. 9. Have you ever seen one of these?
  10. 10. Packaging as a medium.
  11. 11. How do you play this game?
  12. 12. Medical topics, textbooks, online education.
  13. 13. Not all communication is overtly technical. Sometimes you need steps in images.
  14. 14. Marketing materials can be technical communication..
  15. 15. As technology changes, so do the roles for technical communicators.
  16. 16. It’s not just about content, but how content is presented.
  17. 17. How much fun would it be to write UI for a game?
  18. 18. Think in terms of how users access content.
  19. 19. What is Tech Comm?
  20. 20. Communicatio n
  21. 21. Writing Oral communication structure Audience analysis
  22. 22. What’s your job title?
  23. 23. Job title is irrelevant. What skills and knowledge do you have?
  24. 24. How I’ve reinvented my career based on my skills.
  25. 25. Starting in broadcast and print journalism, I brought these skills… Writing Editing Layout & design Photo editing Printing Project management
  26. 26. In Tech Comm, I use the same skills… plus some new skills… different writing style, html, css, authoring software
  27. 27. And then, I reinvented my career again in publishing. What does Tech Comm have to do with publishing?
  28. 28. Same skills… writing, editing, design, html, css New skills… Html & css for ebooks, distribution, marketing
  29. 29. And now… Training technical communicators & publishers Using the same tools and skills.
  30. 30. What Does Technical Communication Have To Do With… It’s all about communication
  31. 31. What are your skills?
  32. 32. Activity List your skills List some roles where your skills fit
  33. 33. Activity Name your dream job. How can you apply your current skills to your dream job?
  34. 34. Activity Example My skills: Writing, editing, layout, design My hobby:: Horses!
  35. 35. Activity Example How could I apply my skills to my dream job?
  36. 36. Thanks for watching Toni Ressaire Technical Communicator http://pub.ink Twitter: @Route11Books Share the results of your activity with me: toni.ressaire@pub.ink Your skills Your dream job How you can apply your skills Are you missing any skills?

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